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One Response to "Book News for Monday, April 24, 2006"
April 24, 2006 at 12:06 PM
The "similarities" noted in that Associated Press piece about
How Opal Mehta Got Kissed...
don't even strike the surface of the matter. To see how thoroughly Kaavya Viswanathan *allegedly* stole from and rewrote McCafferty's book, check out
that broke the story. A Harvard lit professor astutely notes that Viswanathan has deliberately changed little details "in the hope of making the result less easily googleable." Maybe it wouldn't be so infuriating if Viswanathan hadn't published her novel as the first of a two-book deal for $500 thousand and sold the film rights to DreamWorks. She should have to hand the money over to McCafferty, instead.
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